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servlet -- cgi

 
sonali mehta
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When we start learning web comp, every writer starts with cgi's contribution to server side computing and then -ve of cgi then +ve of servlets technology.
Surprisingly this site is based on cgi.
Any special reasons to have Java site developed on cgi technology.
Thanks.
 
Kedar Dravid
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Hmmm...
 
John Wolf
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Good observation Sonali. I never noticed that.
 
Anand Wadhwani
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I am a java guy, so I would like to give answer to this question in following way:

Java is the best technology for implementing a website and there are almost zero good reason of using CGI. The only reason which I could see is resource constraint! The company may not have good java skillset, or may have good CGI skillset available for the project or the reason could be cheap / relatively cheap resources for CGI implementation.

I know this is really bad answer to this question, but it's a bad question for this forum too The right forum for this question is:

http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-10/Ranch-Office

I will submit this there and let you guys see if any response comes from site owners )

Until then good luck with SCWCD forum!
 
Kris Reid
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Please have mentioned this before.
I believe the answer was that the forums use "Off the Shelf" software
and at the time of site construction there wasn't any forums written in java.

Why re-invent the wheel

Rumour has it a Java version is on the way
 
sonali mehta
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it's a bad question for this forum too


May be the question is useless for this forum, sorry for wasting your time.

But reason for posting this question in this forum is in my post,

When we start learning web comp, every writer starts with cgi's contribution to server side computing and then -ve of cgi then +ve of servlets technology.
 
Anand Wadhwani
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Hey I was kidding.. I actually got response from site owner in the forum I mentioned.

The reason is exactly what Kris has mentioned.

Very good Kris. I wish I remembered "Off the Shelf" concept while replying to th post. Of course I knew this, but somehow didn't click!

Here is the link which I got from one of the "Sherifs" of this website.

http://faq.javaranch.com/view?NewForumSoftware

Kris you are great... yes, the java version of this web site is on the way!
[ June 20, 2005: Message edited by: Anand Wadhwani ]
 
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